Translation of pave in Spanish:
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- (with concrete) pavimentar; (with flagstones) enlosar; (with stones) empedrar*, adoquinar; (with bricks) enladrillar they thought the streets were paved with gold there creían que allí ataban a los perros con longanizas [humorous/humorístico], creían que aquello era Jauja [colloquial/familiar] to pave the way for sth allanar or preparar el terreno para algoExample sentences
- The street in front of her was paved in glossy grey stones, curving up into a bridge that spanned the width of a river.
- Once of the first things I did was pave the front with concrete.
- They thought our streets were paved with gold, said one of their lawyers.
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